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What’s The Deal On… Steroids?

Trainer: Martin Chandler
The utilisation of syringe exchange services by anabolic steroid (AS) injectors has increased over the last fifteen years to such an extent that in some areas new AS injecting clients now outnumber all other injectors combined. This course will explore the reasons for this phenomenon, the implications for service delivery and how practitioners may face the challenge of providing harm reduction interventions to this service user group.

Sexual Violence

Trainer: Shelly Stoops
This seminar will examine the broad scale that sexual violence encompasses. From rape to CSE, grooming to FGM and honour based violence. Despite stereotypes, it is not just confined to female victims or male perpetrators, or carried out solely by strangers on the street at night.

Working With Sex Workers

Trainer: Shelly Stoops
This course will examine the nature and scope of the sex industry in Britain today. We will look at the history of the exchange of sexual services for gain or favour, the main drivers for sex work and how to reach people. There are many issues facing sex workers and they will be different depending on the sector they are in. We will explore best practice in engaging people and retention in service and how to work with clients with substance use issues.

What’s The Deal On… Alcohol?

Trainer: Various
This one-day course provides an overview of: the history and pharmacology of alcohol; the nature of its use in the UK today; associated risks and consequences; practical skills to equip non-specialist workers; giving harm reduction advice; and treatment options.

Motivational Interviewing

Trainer: Pip Mason
People who use drugs often find making decisions to change aspects of their drug-taking behaviour very difficult, even when it is clearly causing harm. A key task for workers is to support clients through ambivalence, and help them to make decisions that are right for them in their current situation. Motivational interviewing is a counselling approach designed for such situations.

Cognitive Behavioural Approaches

Trainer: Pip Mason
This course introduces a social learning approach to substance misuse problems and the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy. This focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviours, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

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Our team at HIT can work with you to tailor training to your particular needs. We will help you to develop specific training either as individual courses or a package of training. Contact us today to discuss your needs.

Featured Trainer

Martin Chandler

Martin Chandler

Martin has presented at both national and international conferences on a range of issues around IPED use and contributed to local and national government guidance on the provision of services for IPED clients. He provides training around anabolic steroid use to healthcare and other professionals, with a focus on service provision for this client group. He has also provided expert witness testimony in a number of high profile cases involving anabolic steroids.

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